Massachusetts has a comprehensive system of agencies committed to addressing the needs of elders and their families. Consider contacting one of these agencies to see what is available for you. In addition, staff at the APDA Information & Referral Center at Boston University Medical Center can help you identify appropriate services. Contact the APDA I & R Center at (800) 651-8466.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP)
1 Boston Place, Suite 1900
Boston, MA 02108
COUNCILS ON AGING
Every city and town in Massachusetts has a Council on Aging. COA’s provide many services including transportation, socialization, and companionship. For more information contact the COA in your town.
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ELDER AFFAIRS
One Ashburton Place, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF OLDER AMERICANS
19 Temple Place, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
SENIOR & ACCESS PASS OFFICE OF THE MBTA
STATEWIDE INFORMATION HELPLINE FOR ELDERS HOMECARE & CAREGIVER SUPPORT
(800) AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636)
Support services such as personal care, transportation, and day care are provided to elders in need of services to be able to remain in the community. Respite services are provided to caregivers supporting elders in a community setting. This helpline will also provide information on local services for you. There are 27 Aging Service Access Points (ASAP) throughout Massachusetts. These non-profit agencies provide regional information and support services to elders. Twenty of these ASAP’s also serve as Area Agencies on Aging.